It’s the weekly prompt from Mama Kat! The prompts were:
- Write about a time when you were wrongly wronged.
- Geriatric peeping Tom neighbors? Do tell.
- Mommy play dates? What’s your experience with mom dating?
- The first day of…
- Share your friendly advice for someone who you think needs it.
The prompts were really hard for me to choose from this time. Mostly because I can’t recall any time I was wrongly wronged, I’ve never had a geriatric peeping Tom neighbor (Thank the GODS), I’m not a mommy, the fourth is confusing, and my advice has been mostly listed in previous posts.
So I’m going to go with number four, and talk about the first day of the rest of my life. Which I don’t fully understand. Everyone always says “it’s the first day of the rest of your life!” Isn’t it always? Isn’t tomorrow going to be the first day of the rest of my life from that point?
I know they mean for it to be symbolic, but it’s not like you can just erase all of the past and start over. Everything I’ve been through, everything that I’ve done; those are the things that have made me who I am. Some crazy turn of events led to another crazy turn of events, which has landed me right where I am.
However, I am unhappy with where I am now. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I stopped going to school and now I have no formal education. As far as jobs go I’ve been trading up, but drew the short end of the stick and am now looking for anything. I’ve lingered in relationships far past the time I should have left, and I have let myself be walked on and taken advantage of.
This is where the first day of the rest of my life comes into play. This is where I start making conscious decisions to change my life and make it the way I want it to be. I do this by finding a better job, going back to school next year, and changing the way I go about relationships. I’ve made a promise to myself, from this point forward.
I WILL go back to school when I turn 24 and can get enough grants to get by.
I WILL find a job that makes me happy along with supporting the life I want to live.
And most of all…
I WILL respect myself and not allow myself to be used or pushed around.
I WILL find myself a lasting relationship with someone who respects and loves me.
I WILL turn my life around and be happy again. That’s a guarantee.